Reuters: Google targeted in fresh EU consumer groups’ privacy complaints

Reuters: Google targeted in fresh EU consumer groups’ privacy complaints. “Alphabet unit Google has been targeted by a French consumer group and its peers in complaints to privacy watchdogs over its vast trove of users’ personal data harvested via their Google accounts, European consumer organisation BEUC said on Thursday. In addition to the French consumer group, others in Greece, the Czech Republic, Norway and Slovenia have taken their gripes to their data protection authorities, BEUC said.”

Radio Prague International: Number of Czechs who think their country is target of Russian information war falling

Radio Prague International: Number of Czechs who think their country is target of Russian information war falling. “The number of people in the Czech Republic who believe that their country is the target of an information war waged by Russia against the West fell from May’s 51 percent to 46 percent in June, according to a newly released survey conducted by the Ipsos agency in cooperation with the Central European Digital Media Observatory (CEDMO). Most of those who do believe that the Czech Republic is a target of a Russian information war are men, young people and those with a university education.”

The Mayor: Czechia helps Ukraine preserve its endangered cultural heritage

The Mayor: Czechia helps Ukraine preserve its endangered cultural heritage. “Yesterday morning, two trucks filled with packaging, bubble wrap, polyethylene foams and other materials left the National Museum in Prague and set off to Ukraine. According to the museum, this consignment of materials was commissioned by the Czech Ministry of Culture to help Ukraine preserve its endangered cultural heritage, monuments, and artworks.”

Radio Prague International: Czech-Russian nuclear research terminated after over 60 years

Radio Prague International: Czech-Russian nuclear research terminated after over 60 years. “For more than six decades, Czech scientists have been involved in nuclear research at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in the Russian town of Dubna. Now, the Czech Republic has announced it will terminate its long-term cooperation with the Russian institution, following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.”

CZ Expats: Czech TV to begin nightly news broadcast in Ukrainian

CZ Expats: Czech TV to begin nightly news broadcast in Ukrainian. “As of Saturday evening, Czech Television will broadcast its nightly evening news program Události (Events) with simultaneous Ukrainian translation, Czech Television spokesperson Karolína Blinková has announced…. The live broadcast will take place at 7:00 p.m. nightly, along with the translated version. After the broadcasts begin, Czech Television will also create an online database containing an archive of previous news broadcasts in Ukrainian.”

New York Times: Google Vanquished a Rival in Prague. Payback Could Hurt.

New York Times: Google Vanquished a Rival in Prague. Payback Could Hurt.. “As Google extended its dominance as a search engine over the past two decades, the Czech Republic stood out as a surprising holdout. People in the European nation preferred Seznam, a search engine started in Prague in 1996, two years before Google. For about 15 years, the company’s focus on its local market provided a feel-good story about a hometown underdog prevailing against a rising global titan. But when smartphones became commonplace, most of them with Google installed as the default search, Seznam’s luck ran out.

Radio Prague International: New app tracks Holocaust as it happened in Prague streets

Radio Prague International: New app tracks Holocaust as it happened in Prague streets. “On the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, on January 27, the Czech Academy of Sciences has launched a new mobile application, created together with the Multicultural Centre Prague and the Terezín Initiative Institute. Called MemoGIS Prague, it enables users to study the history of the Holocaust through an interactive map.”

Radio Prague International: Most-shared Czech news report on Facebook in 2021? Covid-19 disinformation

Radio Prague International: Most-shared Czech news report on Facebook in 2021? Covid-19 disinformation. “The most-shared Facebook posts in the Czech Republic this year stemming from news sites, as you might well imagine, concerned the coronavirus pandemic. According to an analysis of nearly 500,000 reports, the top post, shared 41,000 times, was a bogus report by Aeronet.cz, a known spreader of pro-Russian propaganda and disinformation.”

Radio Prague International: Some of Czechia’s rarest mediaeval manuscripts on display at new Saint Ludmila exhibition in Prague’s Klementinum

Radio Prague International: Some of Czechia’s rarest mediaeval manuscripts on display at new Saint Ludmila exhibition in Prague’s Klementinum . “A new two-month exhibition opened up in Prague’s Klementinum this week, which focuses on Saint Ludmila, the grandmother and tutor of the country’s patron saint, who was martyred exactly 1,100 years ago. Visitors are able to explore her life and saintly cult through a variety of literary exhibits, including some of the country’s most important medieval manuscripts. The exhibition is also available online, where visitors are encouraged to try out conducting their own research.”

Radio Prague International: New website lets people know if they have unclaimed money from voucher privatisation era

Radio Prague International: New website lets people know if they have unclaimed money from voucher privatisation era . “A new website called Zapomenuté miliardy (Forgotten billions) offers Czechs the chance to find out if they own any unclaimed shares distributed during the privatisation era of 1990s. Thousands of people have since found their unclaimed money.”

Romea .cz: Czech website on the Holocaust launches database of victims labeled “cikáni” by the Nazis and their accomplices

Romea .cz: Czech website on the Holocaust launches database of victims labeled “cikáni” by the Nazis and their accomplices. “The database of Holocaust victims available online in Czech, English and German at holocaust.cz now has a new section containing data about more victims of racial persecution in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, those who were labeled ‘cikáni’ during the Second World War. The Nazis’ racist persecution of those labeled this way affected most of the Roma and Sinti people during the Second World War who were living on the territory of what is today the Czech Republic.”

Coronavirus: Czech Hospitals Soon To Get Free Ventilators Thanks To Crowdsourced It Project ‘Covid19cz’ (Radio Prague International)

Radio Prague International: Coronavirus: Czech Hospitals Soon To Get Free Ventilators Thanks To Crowdsourced It Project ‘Covid19cz’. “The Czech civic initiative Covid19CZ was formed just a few weeks ago to try to harness technological, medical and engineering know-how to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus and treat patients in critical condition. The volunteer project now looks set to deliver open-sourced ventilators to Prague hospitals in a matter of days.”